Beautiful Baja California Sur is absolute paradise, and getting here is surprisingly easy! To find us, you’ll fly into Los Cabos international airport if coming from the US. Los Cabos, airport code SJD, has non-stop service from major US cities on most major airlines including Alaska, United, American, Delta and Aeromexico. Topia is one hour north of the Los Cabos airport. For those traveling within Mexico to visit Topia, the La Paz airport has non-stop flights from Mexico City, Guadalajara and Tijuana. Topia is located one hour southwest of La Paz. No matter which airport you use, you won’t have to wait long for that sunset margarita in our oceanside infinity pool.
Baja California Sur is spread out, with wide open spaces between each destination. Hiring a driver, or renting a car, is recommended to explore the area. If you’re more of a get there and stay put type of traveler, you can join an airport shuttle service. If exploring independently is more your thing, we recommend renting a car, or hiring a driver. We work with TS Private Transportation for all private driving and shuttle needs. Mario, the owner of the company, is a local and really knows how to work with guests unfamiliar with the region. Connecting the dots of local transfers is always reliable, safe and affordable with TS Private Transportation.
Topia Retreat is located in the small fishing village of Pescadero. With a literal translation to “Fishmonger” in English, Pescadero is the place to be if you’re looking for the world’s freshest seafood. The farming valley that makes up most of the area is abundant with produce, many of which is organic. In addition to the delicious local seafood, fruits and vegetables, Pescadero is a well known, yet not too crowded, surf destination.
Topia is located very close to Playa Los Cerritos, also the San Pedrito surf break is nearby. Also popular amongst more advanced surfers, the La Pastora surf break is about 20 minutes north via Todos Santos. While surfing has become a much more popular sport in the area over the last few decades, one of the more traditional pastimes is baseball. It’s always fun to catch a glimpse of the action at the town’s stadium, just up the road from Topia Retreat.
Todos Santos is a 15 minute drive north of Topia Retreat, and where most local commerce happens. Todos Santos translates to “All Saints” in English and began as a mission in 1723 by Jaime Bravo, and renamed Nuestra Señora de Pilar in 1724. This is the church located just west of the small plaza in town containing the statue of the Virgin of Pilar.
In the 1800s, Todos Santos thrived as the Baja sugarcane capital, supporting eight sugar mills until the end of the 19th Century. Only one existed by the time the town’s freshwater spring dried up in 1950 and that last mill closed in 1965. Todos Santos faced a bleak future until the spring came back to life in the mid 1980s when Highway 19 was paved. The highway brought tourists and the rich farmlands have since been revived. Todos Santos is now a popular surf destination and has a vibrant art scene. The town now prospers from farming organic produce; as well as from fishing and ranching.
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, was named a "Pueblo Mágico" in 2006, and the town celebrates the magic whenever possible. From the music and film festivals, to the food and wine festival, the annual mango festival, and the charity marathons, Todos Santos does not lack in the events department.
At Topia, we are grateful for the opportunity to share this beautiful paradise with our local community and groups. Contributing to the well being of the community and respecting local traditions is an essential part of the Topia concept. In order to provide a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, we must maximize community support, while minimizing environmental impact. The Topia retreat experience goes far beyond yoga, activities and pool time. By engaging in community and environmental initiatives on a daily basis, Topia supports the preservation of magical Baja Sur. Topia Retreat, where nature meets nurture.